Nigeria won the Africa Nations Cup title for the third time in the history of the competition after beating surprise package Burkina Faso 1-0 in the finals on Sunday evening at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg. It was the 29th edition of the AFCON tournament and it was the second time South Africa hosted the competition.

Besides those statistics, Kawowo Sports’ Ismael Kiyonga writes the interesting facts and statistics about the recently concluded competition.

Let’s get started;

Number of participating teams – 16

Number of games played – 32

Number of goals the top scorer of the tournament netted – 4

Number of players who netted four goals – 2 (Emmanuel Emenike – Nigeria and Mubarak Wakaso – Ghana)

Number of goals scored in the entire tournament – 69

Number of venues that hosted the tournament – 5 (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Mbombela Stadium, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Royal Bafokeng Stadium and FNB Stadium)

Highest scoring team – Nigeria (11 goals)

Team that scored the fewest number of goals – Niger (0)

Team with meanest defence – Zambia (2 goals)

Team that conceded the most number of goals – Mali (8 goals)

Number of goal scorers in the tournament – 36

Number of own goals in the tournament – 1 (Nando Cape Verde Vs Angola)

Number of drawn games – 12 (Note: Games decided on penalties after extra time are described as draws while those won in extra time are classified as wins).

Earliest goal of the tournament – 3rd minute Dieumerci Mbokani DRC Vs Mali

Latest goal of the tournament – 105th minute Jonathan Pitroipa Burkina Faso Vs Togo (Extra time)

The best attended match – Burkina Faso Vs Nigeria in the finals (85,000)

The worst attended match – Cote d’voire Vs Togo (2,000)

Team that was awarded most penalties – Ghana (4)

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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